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IMAX Has Georgia on Its Mind With Theater Sale

By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing on June 17, 2014

South Caucasus exhibitor Cavea Cinemas is to install a giant-screen theater in a new 10-screen multiplex in capital Tbilisi.

TORONTO  Continuing its drive into Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Imax on Tuesday said south Caucasus exhibitor Cavea Cinemas has acquired a giant-screen theater for a new 10-screen multiplex in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The sale comes as Andrew Cripps, Imax's president, EMEA, continues to target international expansion for the Canadian-based exhibitor beyond North America.

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Will Be Released in IMAX 3D®

By Slashfilm: Angie Han on June 12, 2014

Hercules

Hercules isn’t just a mighty and powerful warrior, he’s one of the mightiest, most powerful warriors of all time. His legend has endured for centuries. He’s half god, for Pete’s sake. Obviously, a regular old 2D screen was never going to be enough to contain him.

So naturally, he’s getting the IMAX 3D® treatment. 

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IMAX® to Release 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' 3D Domestically

By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing on June 9, 2014

How to train your dragon

The giant-screen exhibitor earlier said the animated picture would be shown on its screens internationally from June 13.

BANFF, ALBERTA – IMAX® on Monday said it is adding DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox's How to Train Your Dragon 2 to its domestic screens.

The giant-screen exhibitor earlier announced a deal to release the movie in its theaters internationally starting June 13.

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Legendary, Universal Sign 15-Picture Release Deal With IMAX®

By The Hollywood Reporter: Etan Vlessing on June 5, 2014

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The giant screen exhibitor will release tentpoles like "Dracula Untold," "Seventh Son" and "Fast & Furious 7" through 2017.

TORONTO – IMAX® has inked a deal with Legendary Entertainment and Universal Pictures to release up to 15 of the studios' tentpole movies in its giant screen theaters through 2017.

As part of an agreement extension, IMAX® will join Universal and Legendary's release strategy for upcoming live-action pics like Dracula Untold in October 2014, Seventh Son in February 2015 and Fast & Furious 7 in April 2015.

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IMAX® Donates Theater to USC

By Los Angeles Times: Richard Verrier on June 4, 2014

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USC is getting a giant screen courtesy of IMAX®

The Canadian theater technology company announced Wednesday that it was donating an IMAX® theater system to USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

The IMAX® theater will be installed in a new auditorium donated by Michelle and Kevin Douglas, IMAX's largest shareholders, at the cinema school's Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts.

"The students' exploration of IMAX® filmmaking and immersive storytelling will push the boundaries of the medium, creating experiences we cannot even imagine yet." - Robert Zemeckis, filmmaker

The theater will be part of a 35,000-square-foot, fully digital training center that will serve as a research facility and teaching facility for students to learn IMAX® filmmaking as well as location-based entertainment and multi-player game design.

"IMAX® has been a cinematic innovator since its inception more than 45 years ago," IMAX® Chief Executive Richard L. Gelfond said in a statement. "We take our commitment to the future of entertainment very seriously and believe that through this gift we can help educate future filmmakers of the world on how to use technology to express their vision in new ways. The Lab will also give students the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in filmmaking, set design, sound and post-production."

To learn more about IMAX's theater donation to USC visit the Los Angeles Times.

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